Hackers attacked one in five UK firms last year, survey finds | Technology | The Guardian

Hackers attacked one in five UK firms last year, survey finds | Technology | The Guardian

Hackers attacked one in five UK firms last year, survey finds | Technology | The Guardian

Cybercriminals have attacked one in five British businesses in the past year, many of which lack even the most basic security measures to protect confidential information. A report by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) found that only 24% of businesses said they had security in place to guard against hacking, despite the rising danger of attacks and increasing publicity about the threat.Larger companies, defined as those with at least 100 staff, were more susceptible to cyber-attacks, with 42% of big businesses falling victim to cybercrime, compared with 18% of small companies.The survey of 1,200 businesses follows a series of high-profile attacks on company databases, including those at search engine Yahoo, telecoms firm TalkTalk and dating website Ashley Madison.

Källa: Hackers attacked one in five UK firms last year, survey finds | Technology | The Guardian

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